Film Synopsis: A case heard in a Scottish Court in 2007 hit the headlines causing a ripple effect internationally. A seemingly inconsequential tale about an insignificant man, caught performing a sexual act with his bicycle, that should have been quickly forgotten became the topic of heated debate

worldwide. A humorous but ultimately serious animated account of what can and cannot be done in the privacy of your own room.


Workshop Objectives:

To introduce participants to Article 12 of the UDHR and Article 8 of the ECHR.

To introduce participants to animated documentary filmmaking as a medium to convey serious issues.

To encourage open and reflective participant-led discussion on the Right to Privacy and how it may be infringed upon in modern Scottish society.

To convey the importance of upholding the Right to Privacy for the functioning of a modern democracy.

To introduce participants to the issues surrounding The Right to Privacy and the extensive use of CCTV cameras in the UK.

The Right to Privacy

Directed by Alice Nelson

Article 12 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy,

family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and

reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such

interference or attacks.


Article 8 of The European Convention on Human Rights

Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home

and his correspondence. There shall be no interference by a public

authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance

with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of

nationalsecurity,publicsafetyortheeconomicwell-beingofthecountry,

for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or

morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

Learning Through Film:

Human Rights in Scotland

Film Menu:
The Right to Life 
The Right to Freedom of Assembly 
The Right to Asylum 
The Right to Freedom of Expression 
The Right to a Fair Trial 
The Right Not to be Tortured 
The Right to Liberty 
The Right to Privacy 
The Right Not to be Enslaved 
The Right to Freedom of Thought



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